6.2 Use your voice & Share your voice
Here we'll examine how using your voice with audio recording tools. These can be a way to communicate as a teacher and learner. During this exploration you will be asked to set aside your bias and try capturing your own voice in digital ways. You can use digital recording resources to add to your DIGITAL SELF PORTRAIT. Think about the message you want to create. Who is your audience? What type of message will you share?
You will take action to share your voice using one form of digital technology. Think about how you will share - will it be voice with a still image, a voiced message with an avatar (Voki) or with a video with images and voice over. Think about where and when teachers could share their voice. Will your voice recording be for private viewing, selected viewers only or open to the world.
Before creating a message, it is important to think of the purpose (connected to teaching and/ or learning). It is a means of communication and a way to presente information that you have gathered in multimodal formats. It does not need to be of any particular length. It is the process of creation that will provide the learning.
You will link your VOICED message to your DIGITAL SELF PORTRAIT to add to the image you are creating of YOU as a digital teacher and learner. Create a new post and provide a short summary of what you accomplished and invite others to hear what you have created.
Tools and resources to capture your voice
- Audacity creates quality podcasts and music capture for soundtracks or to embed into a web page or blog.
- Garage Band provides options for capturing voice and exporting audio clips as podcasts.
- Web 2.0 tools such as Audioboo or Soundcloud can provide easy to use and accessible ways to capture student ‘voice’.
- Some apps for phones or tablets are also possible ways to capture your voice. iTalk will record your voice, email an audio file which can be inserted or uploaded to a Web 2.0 tool.
- Voki provides options for a selected avatar to speak a message that you either record yourself or type into a text box. Here is one sample.
- Voxer allows you to share voice, image or text messages with friends or connections.
- Adobe Spark - slide presentation with high quality voice recording
Step 1: Craft your message
You will respond with a COMMENT to one post from the selected list provided. Craft your response in a word processing document first. Add this text message to the comment section of the selected blog post.
Posts for comments
Step 2: Record YOUR voice
You can record your voice using one of the recording options listed above, for a purpose of your choosing.
Watch this video created by a teacher with the words of wisdom presented by her students. As you watch, think about how you will craft your blog comment to your classmate.
Step 3: Share YOUR voice
Post your voiced message to your Digital Self Portrait blog. Use a hyperlink OR embed the audio file directly to your blog post.
References and Resources
- Creating conditions for collaboration in the classroom, Heidi Siwak http://www.heidisiwak.com/2015/01/creating-conditions-for-collaboration/
- This wiki (http://ecoo11-mindsonmedia.wikispaces.com/home) provides links to several special topics related to teaching and technology.
- Using QR codes activated to voice recordings - educationqrcodes.wikispaces.com/Qr+to+Voice
- Creating Podcasts with your Students, Tony Vincent
- Podcasts: The Nuts and Bolts of creating podcasts, ReadWriteThink
- Video done by Luis Perez - Podcasting Basics
- Teacher's Guide on the use of podcasting in education, Educational Technology
- 10 Podcasting projects teachers should try in the classroom, WeAreTeachers